Agility is a wonderful activity especially for the active dog and owner. Dogs are taught to negotiate a variety of obstacles and handlers are taught how to take their dogs safely and quickly over the obstacles. Be warned, once the agility bug bites... In the beginner grades we concentrate on getting the dogs to be 100% confident on each obstacle. Then we start stringing the obstacles together into courses. Once the dog and handler are able to negotiate courses we start with the tricky stuff. Controls, obstacle discrimination, handling moves and call-offs make this level challenging but oh so much fun! Our classes service the Roodepoort, Krugersdorp and Northriding areas. Requirements Dogs do need a basic level of obedience before attempting agility - normally a CGC Bronze is suitable. We suggest starting dogs at approximately six months of age. However, until they are mature they will only do small obstacles in the interests of their health. There is no maximum age limit as long as the dog is physically fit and sound. We also do not discriminate on breeds and our school is renowned for the variety of breeds we have in our agility classes. Equipment & Grounds McKaynine has a range of the standard agility equipment as well as a variety of training aids which we use to help dogs develop the desired movement patterns and core skills. All our equipment is regularly maintained to ensure that the safety of the dogs is never compromised. Our grounds are grassed, level and maintained to ensure a safe surface. Safety Due to the physically demanding nature of agility, there is the possible risk of injury. At McKaynine we strive to minimise this risk by never pushing dogs, ensuring a good level of fitness and keeping obstacles relative to the dog's experience and age. We aim to have maximum fun, but at no time to put the dog at any risk whatsoever. In some instances we recommend K9 Yoga in addition to agility to maximise strength and conditioning and thereby minimise injury risks. Competitions We do not expect handlers to compete. Handlers are welcome to enjoy agility classes purely from a social aspect for them and their dogs. Handlers wishing to compete are accommodated and we often attend shows together making it a really fun outing. Although our focus is not on competition, our results have been excellent, with many dogs achieving placings and qualifications. If your goal is serious competition with your dog, we advise rather enrolling in a school that specialises in competitive agility. Scroll to the bottom of the page for details... Suitable Breeds If a dog is fit, healthy, slim and keen there's no reason they can't do agility. And yes, that’s a pug in the photo!  Our school is famous for having a variety of breeds in our agility classes. These breeds included pugs, beagles, Staffordshire bull terriers, Rhodesian ridgebacks, Great Danes, Bulldogs and Dachshunds. Who says agility is just for Border Collies...?
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Fast and fab! Birch Acres Dog Training Club (Birch Acres) www.badtc.co.za enquiries@badtc.co.za    Canine Performance Centre (Midrand) Tracey Lander 083 225 4846 sassica1@gmail.com    Duke's Academy for Dogs (Alberton) Lindsay Seller 076 309 0341 ljessica.seller@gmail.com or  dens@telkomsa.net    Dynamic Agility Academy (Bedfordview border) Willem van den Berg 072 452 6463 / 011 615 2957  daa@polka.co.za    Furry Tails (Pretoria East) - Anelize van Wyk 079 272 4595 anelize@furrytails.co.za    KAD (Kyalami Acadamy for Dogs) - Noelene Pretorius www.k-ninedogs.com 083 400 8827    The Jolly Dog School (Randburg) - Ingrid 083 260 8801 jeanville@pixie.co.za    Competition-Oriented Agility Classes Email us Supported by
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Birch Acres Dog Training Club (Birch Acres)  www.badtc.co.za enquiries@badtc.co.za    Canine Performance Centre (Midrand) Tracey  Lander 083 225 4846 sassica1@gmail.com    Duke's Academy for Dogs (Alberton) Lindsay Seller  076 309 0341 ljessica.seller@gmail.com or  dens@telkomsa.net    Dynamic Agility Academy (Bedfordview border)  Willem van den Berg 072 452 6463 / 011 615 2957  daa@polka.co.za    Furry Tails (Pretoria East) - Anelize van Wyk 079 272  4595 anelize@furrytails.co.za    KAD (Kyalami Acadamy for Dogs) - Noelene  Pretorius www.k-ninedogs.com 083 400 8827    The Jolly Dog School (Randburg) - Ingrid 083 260  8801 jeanville@pixie.co.za    Competition-Oriented Agility Classes
Agility is a wonderful activity especially for the active dog and owner. Dogs are taught to negotiate a variety of obstacles and handlers are taught how to take their dogs safely and quickly over the obstacles. Be warned, once the agility bug bites... In the beginner grades we concentrate on getting the dogs to be 100% confident on each obstacle. Then we start stringing the obstacles together into courses. Once the dog and handler are able to negotiate courses we start with the tricky stuff. Controls, obstacle discrimination, handling moves and call-offs make this level challenging but oh so much fun! Our classes service the Roodepoort, Krugersdorp and Northriding areas. Requirements Dogs do need a basic level of obedience before attempting agility - normally a CGC Bronze is suitable. We suggest starting dogs at approximately six months of age. However, until they are mature they will only do small obstacles in the interests of their health. There is no maximum age limit as long as the dog is physically fit and sound. We also do not discriminate on breeds and our school is renowned for the variety of breeds we have in our agility classes. Equipment & Grounds McKaynine has a range of the standard agility equipment as well as a variety of training aids which we use to help dogs develop the desired movement patterns and core skills. All our equipment is regularly maintained to ensure that the safety of the dogs is never compromised. Our grounds are grassed, level and maintained to ensure a safe surface. Safety Due to the physically demanding nature of agility, there is the possible risk of injury. At McKaynine we strive to minimise this risk by never pushing dogs, ensuring a good level of fitness and keeping obstacles relative to the dog's experience and age. We aim to have maximum fun, but at no time to put the dog at any risk whatsoever. In some instances we recommend K9 Yoga in addition to agility to maximise strength and conditioning and thereby minimise injury risks. Competitions We do not expect handlers to compete. Handlers are welcome to enjoy agility classes purely from a social aspect for them and their dogs. Handlers wishing to compete are accommodated and we often attend shows together making it a really fun outing. Although our focus is not on competition, our results have been excellent, with many dogs achieving placings and qualifications. If your goal is serious competition with your dog, we advise rather enrolling in a school that specialises in competitive agility. Scroll to the bottom of the page for details... Suitable Breeds If a dog is fit, healthy, slim and keen there's no reason they can't do agility. And yes, that’s a pug in the photo! Our school is famous for having a variety of breeds in our agility classes. These breeds have included pugs, beagles, Staffordshire bull terriers, Rhodesian ridgebacks, Great Danes, Bulldogs and Dachshunds. Who says agility is just for Border Collies...?
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